Officials: Don’t let guard down against COVID over holiday

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker speaking at an event 6/2/20 – Photo Gov. J.B. Pritzker

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and health officials are urging businesses and residents to comply with public health measures over the holiday weekend, warning that precautions must continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Pritzker noted Friday that states across the U.S. are seeing a spike in the number of new cases of the coronavirus. He said he won’t hesitate to close down businesses that don’t abide by capacity requirements, and he encouraged people to avoid large crowds and wear face coverings. Pritzker says “Letting our guard down now would fly in the face of the progress we’ve made over many months.”